Alumni Notes August 2016

24 August 2016

ANU is proud of the extraordinary global achievements of the alumni community. If you have received an award, changed jobs or careers, or have any other professional or personal highlights you want to share with the alumni community, please contact the Alumni Relations team by email

Art alum Masahiro Asaka (GradDipArt(Visual) '06, MAVisualArts '08) was awarded the inaugural Hindmarsh Prize for glass for his artwork "Surge 19, 2015".

Two ANU alumni were recently named as two of Australia's most Innovative Engineers by Engineers Australia. Michael Roberts (BSc '99, BE (Hons) '01), Senior Aeronautical Engineer at Nova Systems and Andrew Bull (BE (Hons) '96), Senior SATCOM Engineer at Nova Systems were recognised in the special edition of Create Magazine.

Major Paul Lushenko (MDipl(Hons) '12, MA(IR)(Hons) '12) graduated at the top of his class academically, as well as received the honour graduate award, from the Naval War College located in Newport, Rhode Island.

Major General (Retd.) Delfin Lorenzana (GradDipStratStudies (Hons) '97) was named as the 36th Secretary of Defense of the Republic of the Philippines. Secretary Lorenzana has over for decades of experience in serving the Philippines in defense and foreign relations.

Professor Rodolfo Llinas (PhD '66) was named one of the most influential Spanish-speaking area thought leaders of 2015, being ranked 17th by online publication The World Post.

Matthew Geleta (BSc '15 (Hons)) has raised almost $8000 to date to provide education to Ebola orphans in West Africa. Matthew has raised the funds and awareness by partaking in the 2016 Sierra Leone Marathon, held in May.

Andrew Barnes (BA '85) has been appointed as the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana. Andrew is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and was Director, Southern, Central and West Africa Section.

Adam Rudgley (BSc/Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) '15) placed 12th at the FISU World University Triathlon Championships in Switzerland.

Ms Lynette Wood (MA '94) has been appointed as the Australian Ambassador to Germany. She was the First Assistant Secretary, International Division with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) and has served as Assistant Secretary, Middle East Branch and Executive Branch at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

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